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Can Learning New Skills Prevent Dementia?

Much of what we know about the brain we have learned in the past few decades. Michael C. Patterson and Roger Anunsen of “MindRamp Consulting” have compiled much of the research on brain health and developed an easy to follow model on how we can prevent dementia and memory loss. This article is the first in a series that will describe the different pieces of brain health that Patterson and Anunsen call “cog wheels”.

Wildlife and the Bottom Line

As the fall harvest wraps up and this year’s calf crop is weaned, many producers may be nervous about what their paychecks will look like for 2016. In tough market conditions, it can be tempting to try to squeeze just a bit more production out of the land.

steaks in a pan with a meat thermometer

Safety

Food safety education is essential from field to table for entrepreneurs, consumers and businesses.

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Beef Bucks, Inc. Named 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry

December 17, 2018

Beef Bucks, Inc., has been named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. The Beef Bucks program is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the beef industry and educate consumers.

Beef Cattle

a creek going through a pasture.

Be Careful Grazing the Green This Fall

December 17, 2018

This fall, South Dakota livestock producers need to be careful when grazing the fall green up of cool season grasses.

Beef Cattle, Range

Marilyn and Tom Schwebach, Jeff Held, Jared and Nicole Schwebach.

South Dakota Sheep Producers from Egan & Newell Recognized with the South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Honor

December 17, 2018

During the 81st annual convention of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) held September 28-29 in Brookings, two award-winning sheep operations were recognized with the South Dakota Master Lamb Producer award.

Sheep

a field of corn for harvest

Silage Harvest Options for a Wet Fall

December 17, 2018

Rains have caused many saturated fields and left some producers concerned that there will be little to no opportunity to harvest silage before corn dries down past desired moisture levels or the first frost.

two photos with a grain bin and a combine off loading onto a truck.

Safety First this Harvest

December 17, 2018

Fall is a very busy time on most grain farms in South Dakota. In the hustle and bustle of running the combine, hauling grain and storing or selling the crop, it is easy to forget the importance of safety.

Equipment Safety

Bob Thaler

South Dakota State University to Host Second Annual Swine Day on November 6

December 17, 2018

The South Dakota State University Second Annual Swine Day will be held on Nov. 6 at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, S.D

Swine

David A. Thompson

David A. Thompson Endowed Chair of the Department of Dairy and Food Science Announced

December 17, 2018

John Killefer, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, is pleased to announce the David A. Thompson Endowed Department Chair of Dairy and Food Science.